Does exercise capacity, dyspnea level, or quality of life actually predict mortality in patients with COPD? 8-year follow-up.
Ouml;, Saryal S Abstract Introduction: The goals of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment are to relieve dyspnea, increase exercise capacity, and improve quality of life. The relation of exercise capacity, dyspnea level, and quality of life with long-term mortality is unclear. Aim of the study was to assess the effect of exercise capacity, dyspnea level and quality of life on long-term mortality risk in patients with COPD. Materials and Methods: Dyspnea level was assessed using the modified Medical Research Council (mMRC), Borg and Baseline Dyspnea Index (BDI) and Body Obstruction Dyspnea Exe...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Çiftçi F, Şen E, Akkoca Yıldız Ö, Saryal S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

First-line anti-tuberculosis drug resistance trends of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates. A tertiary hospital study in Turkey.
Conclusions: Monitoring of drug susceptibility test results can contribute to the management of TB treatment and increase treatment success. Isoniazid-resistance and streptomycin-resistance tend to increase in Turkey. Further clinical studies are needed to investigate regional and global factors affecting the development of resistance to first-line TB drugs. PMID: 31414639 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yazısız H, Hırçın Cenger D, Yazısız V, Kılıç L, Altın S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
Conclusions: The findings of our study indicate that among CPET parameters AT VE/VCO2, ATVO2 (mL/kg/dk) and HRR can have predictive value in the diagnosis of CAD. We think that these parameters might be used in the evaluation of patients with angina and dyspnea suspected of CAD. In conclusion parameters obtained during the test that are not influenced by patient's effort might increase the value of CPET in the diagnosis CAD. PMID: 31414640 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Akıncı Özyürek B, Savaş Bozbaş Ş, Aydınalp A, Bozbaş H, Ulubay G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of the patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) requiring hospitalization.
oğlu MA Abstract Introduction: The recently introduced concept of health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP), referring to patients with frequent healthcare contacts and at higher risk of contracting resistant pathogens is controversial. Materials and Methods: A prospective study comparing patients with HCAP and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the our center. The primary outcome was 30 day mortality. Result: A total of the 169 patients HCAP 36 (21.3%); CAP 133 (78.7%) were evaluated. HCAP patients were older than patients with CAP [median age was 72.5 (43-96), 60.0 (18-91) years p
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kara S, Akçay MŞ, Ekici Ünsal Z, Bozkurt Yılmaz HE, Habeşoğlu MA Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Use of i-BODE index to determine efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients.
Abstract Introduction: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is well-proven approach on improving dyspnea, exercise intolerance which are two components of BODE index. But, PR is known to have minimal effect on pulmonary function which is another component of BODE index. There are few studies evaluating PR efficacy by using i-BODE index. Our aim was to evaluate efficacy of PR in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with i-BODE index and to investigate changes in i-BODE index according to GOLD 2011 combined assessment. Materials and Methods: A total of 228 stable COPD patients who completed a com...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Candemir İ, Ergun P, Kaymaz D, Demir N Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Differences of viral panel positive versus negative by real-time PCR in COPD exacerbated patients.
Conclusions: Viral respiratory tract infections should be considered in hospitalized patients with an exacerbation of COPD who have a history of frequent exacerbations, normal PCT value, and the absence of consolidation in CT scan of the chest. The use of broadspectrum antibiotic therapy should be avoided in patients with these features. PMID: 31414643 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yormaz B, Fındık D, Süerdem M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

An underestimated comorbidity of COPD: Thyroid dysfunction.
Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has many systemic effects influencing morbidity and mortality of the disease. Thyroid diseases which are more common in COPD patients than who do not have COPD are underestimated despite important clinical consequences. Similar to general population, thyroid dysfunctions are more common in females than males among COPD patients. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism may be associated to COPD. As well as systemic inflammation hypoxia, age, glucocorticoid use and smoking are some of the effective factors on developing thyroid dysfunction in COPD patients. In th...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Akpınar EE Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Clinical approach to foreign body aspirations in children and legal results].
bdullayev G Abstract Foreign body aspirations are a serious respiratory condition that can threaten life, particularly in childhood, in the first three years of life. In our article, the approach observed in physicians who face foreign body aspirations in the pediatric age group are analyzed and the approach proposed in these cases are discussed under the current literature and relevant legal regulations. PMID: 31414645 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sezer HF, Çolak B, Topçu S, Avcı A, Abdullayev G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

An autopsied NSCLC patient with huge adrenal gland metastasis with rapid growth and local invasion.
Abstract The adrenal gland is a common site for metastasis from non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Adrenal metastases are usually solitary, asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally during staging of patients with lung adenocarcinoma. Huge but sole adrenal gland metastasis with rapid growth and local invasion is extremely rare and those occurring in the setting of NSCLC have not been reported previously. Herein we describe a 66 year old male patient with NSCLC who had huge but sole adrenal gland metastasis with rapid growth and local invasion and extension into stomach, pancreas and left kidney. Interestingly there...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hagimoto S, Miyazaki K, Sato S, Kodama T, Satoh H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Ewing's sarcoma of the lung: A rare case.
ıldız H Abstract The Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors (ESFT) incorporates both the wellrecognized primary bone and the extraskeletal soft tissue sarcomas. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) and ESFT have a similar neural phenotype and can be considered in the same entity. Here, we will present 28 years old patient with Ewing Sarcoma. Patient was admited chest pain. Chest radiograph showed a suspicious lesion in the left paracardiac area. Computed tomography (CT) scan and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT result were compatible with malignant tumor. The patient was underwent surgical resection as the bro...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ekin S, Çobanoğlu U, Göya C, Erten R, Yıldız H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Double gastric bubbles.
PMID: 31414648 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Okauchi S, Sasatani Y, Ohara G, Kagohashi K, Satoh H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Assessment of the association between pre-treatment and post-treatment left atrium size and severity of disease in patients with acute pulmonary embolism by using computed tomography pulmonary angiography.
türk M Abstract Introduction: As far as we know, left atrium (LA) imaging findings of pre-treatment and post-treatment nonmassive, submassive and massive acute pulmonary embolism (APE) have not been reported in literature. The aim of this study is to assess LA sizes of nonmassive, submassive and massive APE before and after treatment with computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and to research whether there are differences between groups. Materials and Methods: Sixty two adult APE patients (21 nonmassive, 31 submassive and 10 massive) who were diagnosed with CTPA and who had post-treatment follo...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aslan K, Polat AV, Güzel A, Öztürk M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

The F-18 FDG PET/CT and CT evaluation of pleural plaques.
Conclusions: According to the results and ROC curves determined in the study the cut-off level for evaluation of pleural plaques in PET examination was "4.8". The sensitivity and accuracy of PET was higher compared to CT with this cut-off value. PMID: 31130130 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Koç ZP, Özcan Kara P, Balcı Y, Örekici G, Bozdoğan Arpacı R, Sercan Özgür E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Are flexible bronchoscopic cryoextraction practices an alternative to rigid bronchoscopy?
Conclusions: Flexible bronchoscopic cryoextraction offers a safe treatment strategy as an alternative to rigid bronchoscopy in patients in whom airway patency cannot be achieved using other flexible bronchoscopic interventions. and accuracy of PET was higher compared to CT with this cut-off value. PMID: 31130131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özdemir C, Sökücü SN, Kocatürk Cİ, Kara K, Tural Önür S, Altın S, Dalar L Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Complications of silicone Y stents placed due to malignant airway stenosis.
Conclusions: The best palliative treatment of malignant tumor stenosis around the main carina is still silicone Y stent placement, but the long-term complication rate can be high. For this group of patients, bronchoscopy to be performed at the first and third months after silicone Y stent placement may provide early detection of stent-edge tissue development. PMID: 31130132 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aktaş Z, Öztürk A, Yılmaz A, Kızılgöz D, Yurtseven G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Clinical challenges in elderly asthma.
;alık İ, Merzifonlu O Abstract Introduction: Understanding the difference of elderly asthma is essential to provide better healthcare for this vulnerable population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences between young and elderly asthma patients. Materials and Methods: This real-life study was designed as a cross-sectional analysis. All data collected with structured web based asthma program. In sum, 373 (89.9%) young asthma (YA, age
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gemicioğlu B, Müsellim B, Değirmenci B, Sarı E, Özgökçe AF, Çalık İ, Merzifonlu O Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Predictive risk factors for development of silicosis in Turkish ceramic workers.
rt Ö, Başer N Abstract Introduction: Silicosis is still one of the the most common occupational disease in the world. The ceramic industry is one of the main sectors where silicosis patients are increasingly reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in demographic characteristics, radiological findings and pulmonary function test results of the ceramic workers with silicosis and those did not develop the disease. Materials and Methods: A total of 626 workers, 459 with silicosis and 167 without silicosis, working in the ceramics industry those admitted to Ankara Occupational and Env...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Karataş M, Gündüzöz M, Özakıncı OG, Karkurt Ö, Başer N Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Assessment of the risk of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome among healthcare workers.
toğullarından B Abstract Introduction: Sleep deprivation is known to increase the risks for workplace accidents, neuro-behavioural symptoms and reduced quality of life. Shift work leads to sleep related problems, such as sleep deprivation, poor sleep quality and daytime sleepiness. The purpose of our study is to assess snoring prevalence and obstructive sleep apnoea risk among healthcare workers (HCWs) by using the Berlin Questionnaire. Materials and Methods: HCWs employed at different centres that agreed to take part in this study were enrolled. Employing the Berlin Questionnaire, demographic characteristi...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aydın Güçlü Ö, Karadağ M, İntepe YS, Acıcan T, Arslan S, Sertoğullarından B Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Our eight years experience in postintubation/posttracheostomy tracheal stenosis.
Conclusions: Tracheal stenosis is a process seen after postintubation or posttracheostomy frequently and it has a wide range of management modalities. Although, it is believed that surgery is the most efficient technique in cases without medical contraindications, we determined that endoscopic interventions can be alternative therapeutic options for inoperable patients. Patients must be followed-up after interventional therapies because complications, and restenosis can usually be seen. PMID: 31130136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özgül MA, Gül Ş, Çetinkaya E, Turan D, Kırkıl G, Uğur Chousein EG, Tanrıverdi E, Özgül G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

The methods other than spirometry in the early diagnosis of COPD.
Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity around the world. The diagnosis od COPD is based on the presence of clinical symptoms and the fact that the ratio of post-bronhodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 second to forced expiratory vital capacity(FEV1/FVC) is less than 0.70. Persistent limitation of airflow which is a characteristics of COPD is reproducible and most common lung function test that is why it is usually measured by spirometry. The small airway diseases and the parenchymal destruction play a role in the pathogenesis of COPD at different rates...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Şerifoğlu İ, Ulubay G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

A rare disease; congenital pulmonary airway malformation in an adult.
In this study we describe an adult case and present a review of the literature. A 19-year-old male with no relevant medical history was admitted to our clinic with cough and wheeze. The patient had a history of frequent lower respiratory tract infection during childhood. Chest radiograph revealed a diffuse opacity and volume loss in the right hemithorax. High resolution tomography showed hypoplasia of the right hemithorax, multiple cysts in all of the lobes and segments on the right side, ground glass opacity and interlobular septal thickening of the whole right lung parenchyma. Right pneumonectomy was performed with the p...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özçelik N, Özyurt S, Yılmaz Kara B, Şahin Ü Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[The pulmonary complications related lymphoma in the patient with COPD and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma].
lbay B, Yüksel C Abstract Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a clonal proliferative disease of B or T cell progenitors originating from lymph nodes or extranodal lymphatic tissue. There are several pulmonary complications associated with NHL. We aimed to discuss two pulmonary complications with high morbidity and mortality associated with lymphoma in our patient followed up with COPD and NHL. Seventy one years old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with sudden onset of dyspnea and chest pain. He had a history of bronchodilator use for COPD for 18 years and chemotherapy and local radiotherapy bec...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Çövüt ŞN, Gülbay B, Yüksel C Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

High serum YKL-40 level is associated with poor prognosis in patients with lung cancer.
tlay H, Savaş İ, Numanoğlu N Abstract Introduction: YKL-40 is a glycoprotein that plays role in inflammation and malignant processes. High serum YKL-40 levels are associated with short survive in cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is another reason to increase its' level. However, limited knowledges are known in YKL-40 along with lung cancer and COPD. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients were involved to study with lung cancer (84 men, 16 women, and median age 62). Results were compared with 30 healthy volunteers. Thirteen patients were small cell lung cancer (SCLC), 87 patients...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Çiledağ A, Akın Kabalak P, Çelik G, Demir N, Yüksel C, Köycü G, Gökmen Öztuna D, Rad AY, Kaya A, Kutlay H, Savaş İ, Numanoğlu N Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Is short-course therapy enough at drug-resistant tuberculosis?]
Conclusions: As a result of the analysis, patients have completed their treatment, there was no significant difference in treatment outcomes. Patients with Non MDR-TB drug resistance should be monitored well and should be careful in terms of MDR-TB. PMID: 30683022 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ogun H, Özmen İ, Özarı Yıldırım E, Törün T, Çalışır HC Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Relation of systemic comorbidities in asthma with disease: control, severity and phenotype].
Conclusions: Severe, uncontrolled, obese or nonatopic asthma patients should be examined for systemic comorbidities. There is a need for further study to assess the relationship between treatment of established comorbidities and asthma course. PMID: 30683023 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Çelebi Sözener Z, Çiftci F, Aydın Ö, Mungan D Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Sleep disturbances in patients with lung cancer in Turkey.
Conclusions: In conclusion, our results showed a clear association between sleep disturbances and cancer symptoms. Because of that, adequate symptom control is essential to maintain sleep quality in patients with lung cancer. PMID: 30683024 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bülbül Y, Özlü T, Arınç S, Akıncı Özyürek B, Günbatar H, Şentürk A, Bahadır A, Özçelik M, Yılmaz U, Akbay MÖ, Sağlam L, Kılıç T, Kırkıl G, Özçelik N, Alizoroğlu D, Argun Barış S, Yavşan DM, Şen HS, Berk S, Acat M, Çakmak G, Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for osteoarthritis.
lu H, Verbraecken J Abstract Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is closely associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Recent studies reported that osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with cardiovascular disease as well as inflammation defined as "metabolic disorder". Due to the strong association of metabolic disorders with both OA and OSA, we aimed to investigate the association between severity of OSA and osteoarthritis grade based on X-Ray. Materials and Methods: Patients who underwent polysomnography due to suspicion of OSA were recruited in a cross-sectional study. ...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kanbay A, Köktürk O, Pıhtılı A, Ceylan E, Tulu S, Madenci E, İnönü Köseoğlu H, Verbraecken J Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Can we prevent recurrences in the endoscopic treatment of endobronchial hamartomas?
Conclusions: Debulking of endobronchial hamartomas with interventional bronchoscopic methods is effective and safe. Cryotherapy to the root of the lesion may prevent high recurrence rates. PMID: 30683026 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aktaş Z, Yılmaz A, Öztürk A, Karataş M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Pulmonary functional parameters and blood cotinine level in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
u T Abstract Introduction: Smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cotinine is reliable marker of tobacco exposure. We aimed to investigate the relationship between pulmonary function tests (FVC%, FEV1, FEV1/FVC and FEF25-75%), smoking history and blood cotinine levels in healthy volunteers as a control and patients who have COPD in our study. Materials and Methods: One hundred and two COPD patients and 106 healthy volunteers who admitted to our institution were included. Spirometric investigations of the patients and volunteers were performed. A simple, rapid and reli...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kozluca H, Dural E, Karabıyıkoğlu G, Söylemezoğlu T Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Insights into chest computed tomography findings in Behcet's disease.
tin G Abstract Introduction: To evaluate the spectrum and frequency of abnormal chest multidedector computed tomography (MDCT) findings in Behcet's disease(BD). Materials and Methods: Chest MDCT scans of 44 patients referred to radiology department for chest symptoms those had prior or newly established diagnosis of BD between 2009-2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Abnormal findings within pulmonary artery (PA), lungs, other large vessels, heart, mediastinum, pleura and pericardium were noted. Result: Sixteen patients had one ore more computed tomography (CT) findings related to BD. PA involvement was ...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kızıldağ B, Yurttutan N, Sarıca MA, Atilla N, Baykara M, Şereflican B, Yıldırım Çetin G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

The effect of surgical specimen-derived phosphorus and lead concentrations in non small cell lung cancer patients on disease course.
Conclusions: Elevated levels of magnesium, potassium, zinc, manganese, lead, boron, chromium and phosphorus in lung cancer tissue indicate that these elements may play a role in the development of lung cancer. The results of our evaluation of the association between trace elements and lung cancer suggest that, together with other factors, low phosphorus concentration and high lead concentration in tumor tissue may influence disease course. PMID: 30683029 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Araz Ö, Araz A, Yılmazel Uçar E, Demirci E, Aydın Y, Akgün M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Leptomeningeal metastasis of EGFR (+) lung adenocarcinoma: a case report].
We present the case with EGFR positive lung adenocarcinoma whit leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) due to its rarity, difficulty in diagnosis and its association with EGFR mutation. PMID: 30683030 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Güçsav MO, Ayrancı A, Polat G, Karadeniz G, Demirci Üçsular F, Öztekin Ö, Bozkurt MT, Akyol M, Yalnız E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Total cervical tracheal rupture following blunt trauma.
uml;z G Abstract Tracheal ruptures are rarely seen and potentially high life-threatening injuries. Cervical tracheal injuries occur due to the penetrant trauma rather than the blunt trauma. On the other hand, total cervical tracheal rupture due to the blunt trauma is so rare. A 32 year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency service with complaints of breathlessness and stridor resulting from a traffic accident. Thorax computed tomography of the patient revealed total cervical tracheal rupture under the cricoid cartilage level. Emergency tracheostomy was opened and distal airway safety was provided in opera...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Dumanlı A, Gencer A, User NN, Bucak A, Günay E, Öz G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[A case of endometrium adenocarcinoma with multiple cavitary pulmonary metastasis].
Yalnız E Abstract Pulmonary metastases are usually seen as parenchymal nodules, lymphatic-interstitial spread and pleural effusion, however cavitary and cystic metastatic lesions are rare. While breast cancer, gastrointestinal tumors, kidney tumors, malignant melanoma, sarcomas, lymphoma and leukemia mostly metastasize to the lung, endometrial adenocarcinoma rarely metastasizes. A 73-year-old woman with multiple cystic-cavitary lung lesions was referred to our clinic because of chronic cough. She had endometrial adenocarcinoma metastasis to the lung. We wanted to present our case because of the rare occurrence of...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Vayısoğlu Şahin G, Karadeniz G, Polat G, Demirci Üçsular F, Aydoğdu Z, Yalnız E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Hemophagocytic syndrome in a patient followed for IgG4-related disease in intensive care unit].
;mürcü Ö, Ülger F Abstract IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a set of diseases that can affect multiple organs, produce an immune-mediated fibroinflammatory response, and lead to tissue destruction and organ failure. Hemophagocytic syndrome is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory fatal disease caused by defect and excessive macrophage activity in natural killer cells. The disease can often be confused with other immune-mediated diseases such as cancer, infection, interstitial lung disease, sjogren's syndrome, wegener's vasculitis, or temporal arteritis. Hemophagocytic syndrome is defined as hem...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ergül DF, Pehlivanlar Küçük M, Kömürcü Ö, Ülger F Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Pleural effusion as an indicator of short term mortality in acute pulmonary embolism.
l E, Ceyhan B, Karakurt S Abstract Introduction: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is known as one of the major causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Identification of high risk patients for short term and long-term mortality is crucial. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the prognostic importance of simplified pulmonary embolism severity index (sPESI), radiological investigations and comorbidities in terms of short-term mortality by simultaneous assessment of sPESI score, pulmonary computed tomography (CT) angiography findings and underlying comorbidities in patients diagnosed with acute pulmonary embo...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Olgun Yıldızeli Ş, Kasapoğlu US, Arıkan H, Çimşit C, Çimşit NÇ, Süzer Aslan M, Kocakaya D, Eryüksel E, Ceyhan B, Karakurt S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Body surface area: a new anthropometric measurement for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the potential association between BSA and the severity of OSAS. As a result, we determined that BSA correlated with polisomnographic parameters as BMI. In severe OSAS BSA can be used as a predictor parameter like BMI. PMID: 30479226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Doruk S, İnönü Köseoğlu H, Ceylan E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

General features of patients with Pulmonary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis followed in our instution.
Conclusions: PLCH is a rare disease and should be considered in young, smokers with spontaneous pneumothorax and cystic lung disease in the differential diagnosis. As more diffusions are affected in patients, respiratory functions for follow-up should be evaluated with diffusion tests. It is essential to quit smoking in therapy. PMID: 30479227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Acat M, Tanrıverdi E, Uğur Chousein EG, Demirkol B, Yıldırım BZ, Turan D, Özgül MA, Çetinkaya E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Causes of mediastinal/hilar granulomatous lymphadenitis].
Conclusions: In this study, we found that the most common cause of granulomatous lymphadenitis was sarcoidosis. Contrary to expectations, the number of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis was very low. PMID: 30479228 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Erbay M, Özsu S, Ayaydın Mürtezaoğlu ES, Türkyılmaz A, Özçelik N, Bülbül Y, Ersöz Ş Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Frequency of restless legs syndrome and relationship between depression, anxiety and sleep quality among medical school students].
;nlü M Abstract Introduction: We aimed to investigate the relationship between frequency of restless legs syndrome (RLS), depression, anxiety and sleep quality among medical school students. Materials and Methods: We applied a questionnaire to medical school students. This questionnaire includes some questions about demographic features of participants, questions related with RLS diagnosis, the pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI), beck-depression-scale (BDS), beck-anxiety scale (BAS) to all subjects. Participants diagnosed with RLS asked to response some additional questions related with RLS severity r...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sarıaydın M, Günay E, Ünlü M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Smoking prevalence of elementary school students in Manisa].
Conclusions: The early onset of smoking should guide the smoking struggle be concentrated in elementary school especially in semi-urban areas where the smoking prevalence is high. PMID: 30479230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Alkaç Ç, Çelik P, Özyurt BC, Şakar Coşkun A, Alpaydın AÖ, Göktalay T, Demet M, Yorgancıoğlu AA Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Culture proven extra pulmonary tuberculosis: drug susceptibility and genetic profile analysis].
Conclusions: The most common EPTB form was lymph node tuberculosis in culture proven patients. In these patients group, multiply drug resistance rate was low (3.6%). Spoligotypes T (45.9%) was detected as most common genetic profile. PMID: 30479231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Taşbakan MS, Akdağ D, Kahraman H, Akyol D, Taşbakan M, Çavuşoğlu C Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Postintubation tracheal stenosis].
ml;l MA Abstract Postintubation tracheal stenosis (PITS) is an iatrogenic complication seen increasingly often as the number of intensive care unit (ICU) bed multiply, the indications for endotracheal intubation expand and disease awareness rises. PITS has a clinical severity spectrum ranging from asymptomatic cases to patients requiring urgent interventional procedures. It should therefore always be considered in the differential diagnosis in patients with a history of intubation who present with the complaint of difficult breathing. The golden standart for diagnosis is fiberoptic/rigid bronchoscopy. Even though ...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Uğur Chousein EG, Özgül MA Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Aggressive skin metastasis in lung cancer].
dil;ük M Abstract A fifty seven year old male patient was admitted to our clinic because of complaints of cough and sputum. Computed tomography revealed by a 36x25 mm mass on the lateral of the 7th left rib, a 50x52 mm mass on the right main bronchus, growing 40x34 mm lymph nodes on the carina and paratracheal, 60x42 mm mass on the right adrenal and extensive bone metastasis. Squamous cell carcinoma was diagnosed by performed bronchoscopic biopsy. Scalp dermal biopsy was taken upon detection of extensive lesions on the skin.Scalp biopsy was reported squamous cell carcinoma infiltration.The last time when was ...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Majidova N, Demirağ G, Pehlivanlar Küçük M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[From carbonmonoxide intoxication to organ donation; organ protective mechanic ventilation in severe pulmonary damage].
dil;E, Cebeci H, Aydın D, Ülger F Abstract Organ donation is a matter of concern in critically ill patients who need intensive care after carbonmonoxide (CO) intoxication. A 26-year-old female patient was unconscious after having spent 20 minutes in the bathroom with a water heater (70% butane and 30% propane mixture). In the CT of the patient with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 3, ventricular system was erased, white-gray matter separation was lost and fissures were observed as erased. Torax CT showed conspicuous areas showing air bronchograms in both lung bases and posterior areas and diffuse frosted glass densi...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Pehlivanlar Küçük M, Köylü İlkaya N, Öztürk ÇE, Cebeci H, Aydın D, Ülger F Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Extracorporeal carbondioxide removal (ECCO2R): case series and review of literature.
Conclusions: We observed that ECCO2R is a promising method in the management of patients having COPD and can be used to protect lungs in patients with ARDS. PMID: 30479235 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bozkuş F, Bilal B, Öksüz H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Sternal diastasis; computerized tomography findings.
PMID: 30479236 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Altay C, Başara Akın I, Balcı P Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Enlarged lymph node or what else? A rare case of pulmonary artery aneurysm.
l;nay S PMID: 30479237 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Günay E, Kaya F, Günay S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Pulmonary tuberculosis developed in sarcoidosis patients.
PMID: 30479238 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Miyazaki K, Yamada H, Tamura T, Shiozawa T, Satoh H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Answer: Pulmonary tuberculosis in sarcoidosis patients: two cases.
Yalnız E PMID: 30479239 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Üçsular F, Karadeniz G, Polat G, Yalnız E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research